Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wyclef Takes Haitian Amputees on a Shopping Spree


Wyclef took 3 Haitian girls, who lost limbs in Haiti's earthquake, on a $1000.00 KMart shopping spree.

Three Haitian girls who lost limbs in January's 7.0 magnitude earthquake were able to relax and shop Tuesday with $1,000 shopping sprees at Kmart.

The W. 34th St. store partnered with Wyclef Jean and his charity, Yele Haiti, to give the girls much-needed clothing and shoes, as well as electronics and makeup.
"When you come from a country where you make $1 a day, giving them $1,000 is like giving them $10,000," Jean said.

The girls who arrived in New York Tuesday morning will also be fitted for prosthetic limbs on June 3.

The youngest of the three girls, Farah Maurice, 8, lost a leg above the knee in the earthquake.

But she didn't seem to think about her disability as she zoomed around the girl's department with her crutch, picking out clothes to fill her personal shopping cart.
"They need to know there are people like them and they're normal," Jean said. "Today they're not thinking, 'I don't have a leg.' They're just being kids and they're happy."

The other two girls, Magarette Pierre, 17, and Chantal Mori, 17, each lost an arm.
"I want to buy clothes and shoes," Mori said in Creole. "I'm very happy."
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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

K-Mart my nigga..? Where'd the rest of the money go..?

Not even Walmart my nigga..?

That's a damn shame..

Malika said...

sounds to me like kmart gave him the money for the free promotion and he didn't spend a dime out of pocket. who only goes to kmart for a shopping spree? and i'm sorry but only 3 kids? he could have given them each $300 dollars and taken 10 kids instead. this is nothing but free promo for wyclef and paid promo for kmart. i hate BOTH of their cheap ignorant asses that much more now.

AnRnBThug said...

Public Relations 101

where's my stimulus? said...

god bless him but where they gonna take all the shit they bought back to? like 'lika said, the kids need a damn SCHOOL not a spree....

Anonymous said...

Damn ! IS Wyclef hitting that too?
What an emberassing story ! who goes on a K-Mart spree?
SMH

www.internetmodeling.com/1341 said...

Thats cool!

BLUEBUNNY said...

WITH ALL THAT MONEY HE COLLECTED, HE COULD'VE HELPED 30 OR 300 AMPUTEES. BUILDING HOMES WOULD BE BETTER WITH SOME FURNITURE, AND 6 MONTHS OF FOOD.

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful how those children are grateful for anything and everything that is given to them right now. I'm about to sound ungrateful as a bitch right now, but Kmart, really?! He could have contributed out of pocket as well and stepped his game up to at least Target, hell Walmart, it's better quality damnit and they have food! I guess Clef is thinking, "they better be happy for whatever they get!"

where's my stimulus? said...

K-Mart donated the ends, lucky it wasn't dolla tree

ZsaZsaDarling said...

Yes...because that is just what amputees need...a shopping spree at K-Mart. How about a damn scholarship? Wack...

Anonymous said...

There are a couple of things in this story to question but whoever is tripping because it was "Kmart" and not a more expensive store needs to take their shackles off. I bet y'all the type get your hair done or buy and outfit before y'all pay y'all bills...ignorant mofos.

TaterNuts said...

And um riddle me this, how far do you think a G will stretch in the US? Anyone......anyone?

Anonymous said...

answer: in haiti that's like 5 years salary.
and so the point is?

Anonymous said...

IF WYCLEF REBUILT HAITI, PEOPLE WOULD STILL FAULT HIM. HE SHOULD TAKE ALL THE MONEY AND DO WHAT EVERYBODY ALREADY SAYING HE DOING.

Anonymous said...

Wyclef...I pray that you repay!

Anonymous said...

if wyclef rebuilt haiti he could build a k-mart too then stay the fu*k there

NubianGoddez said...

I still don't like this shady ass. he gets no love!! he still the recipient of the ho sit down award!!

@11:44 AM
Cosign!!

Anonymous said...

Wyclef, $1000 ain't sh*t and you ain't sh*t.

Anonymous said...

why don't some of you dumbass talk about what the white man doing with your money. Redcross and all the other ones. they buying themeselves new houses, new cars and fixing up there old ones. but thats okay. that why you dumbmotherfuckers don't have shit.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:15, shackles, ignorant,really? What an idiotic comment(s)....Give a scholarship, I mean anything that will last a lifetime and will help those children in the long run, but a Kmart shopping spree? I don't know, and I hope I am wrong, but there is definitely something shady about Clef's foundation. @ 3:47, I am sooo over the "white man" B.S. WE have to start taking responsibility for our own actions and what WE do with our money...

Anonymous said...

LMBO at 2:48...
I agree with many of you... Wyclef didn't come out of pocket for those young ladies... what a shame! Who shops at K-Mart anymore?

Anonymous said...

k-mart ......smh atleast t.j maxx so they feel a little special

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